The Menil Collection

The Menil Collection is known as one of Houston’s premier cultural sites where visitors can find various fascinating art collections from different parts of the world. Most of the collections in the museum were part of the private art collections of founders John de Menil and Dominique de Menil who were both associated with the Schlumberger oil-drilling fortune. If you love to spend time with your family exploring fascinating art pieces then head on to The Menil Collection.


The Renzo Piano-designed museum features John and Dominique’s privately-assembled collection of twentieth century art with more than 16,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings and rare books. One of the favorites in the museum is the collection on European Art made by famous artists including Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst. Aside from that, there are also works of art from the classic Mediterranean civilizations and the Byzantine Empire as well as objects and artifacts from Africa and the Pacific Northwest. You will also find lots of notable permanent exhibitions in the museum including the Antiquities, works of Byzantine, Medieval and Tribal art.

Visit The Menil Collection at 1515 Sul Ross St., Museum District near the University of St. Thomas in the Neartown area of Houston. The museum is free to all visitors from Wednesdays through Sundays from 11am to 7pm. You can visit them online to get a glimpse of this amazing museum or you can call them at 713/525-9400 for additional information or inquiries.